I got a free sample of Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation today and decided to try it on for size. The shade I got was #30 Beige. This is actually pretty close to my current skin tone.
From the name it sounded like its super sheer and watery (you know, for that illusive no-makeup makeup look) but in actuality it’s actually sheer-medium in coverage.
To achieve the pseudo-healthy look in the second photo, I used Bdellium’s duo-fiber foundation brush Bdellium Pro Face Blending Brush 955 and duo-fiber concealer brush Bdellium Tools Professional Antibacterial Makeup Brush Studio Line – Duet Fiber Foundation 953 underneath my eye areas.
By the way, Bdellium makes the best quality brushes out there. They have great quality and they’re super affordable. I was introduced to them at The Make Up Show convention in Los Angeles in 2011, and since then, have replaced almost all my other brushes with Bdellium Studio Line brushes.
I put on the Vitalumiere foundation on the right side – it covers up my undereye circle and the darkness around my eye area quite well.
Okay so back to foundation – I like that it’s a buildable – this means if you have okay~ skin (and by that I mean you have only minor spots, some darkness underneath your eyes and just mild color uneven-ness) you can just use this foundation and skip the concealer. Just dab more foundation on those areas that needs more coverage.
After putting the foundation on, I finished with filling my eyebrows with Make Up For Ever’s Waterproof Eyebrow corrector #1, which is my go-to eyebrow color, a touch of black mascara and a sweep of warm peach-pink blush on my cheeks, bridge of my nose and my chin. And since it is spring time I decided to use a very natural yet eye catching lipstick – this time it’s Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Color in #9 Italian Rose.
Tadaa! This is me with the foundation on and a bit of blush, lipstick and mascara on.
Tip: Be sure to use a light touch and to blend the blush thoroughly. As I have a relatively wide face I try place the blush more towards the side of my face.
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